Tarek EL-Fouly

Dr. Tarek H.M. El-Fouly received his BSc and MSc degrees from Ain Shams University, Cairo, Egypt in 1996 and 2002, respectively. He received his Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering from the University Of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada, in 2008. During the course of his PhD studies, he received Dr. M. Chandrashekar Memorial Award in Sustainable Energy, University of Waterloo, in 2003 and the Ontario Graduate Scholarships in Science and Technology (OGSST) in 2005. Dr. El-Fouly joined CanmetENERGY, Natural Resources Canada (NRCan), Government of Canada, in 2008, as a Transmission and Distribution Research Engineer. In 2010, he was appointed as Adjunct Assistant Professor at the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department, University of Waterloo. In 2014, he was promoted to Smart Microgrids Research Manager at CanmetENERGY, Natural Resources Canada. During this period, he managed 5 research and development projects and participated in managing 1 utility-scale smart grid demonstration project in Iqaluit. Moreover, he chaired and managed an advisory committee, the “NRCan Technical Expert Interest Group for Remote Microgrids”, and served as a technical reviewers in 3 committees for research, and development and demonstration funds project proposals. On January 2015, Dr. El-Fouly joined Khalifa University of Science and Technology as an Assistant Professor at the Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Department and got promoted to Associate Professor on July 2019. He served as the UAE IEEE Power and Energy Society Chapter Treasurer/Secretary since Fall 2016 and then the Vice Chair of the Chapter till the end of 2019. In 2016, he got Elevated to the grade of Senior member at the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). Dr. El-Fouly conducts research on smart grids, microgrids, remote isolated grids, high penetration of renewable energy resources and integration of electrical energy storage systems. He is/was involved in research supervision of 4 Postdoctoral fellows; 3 PhD students, 6 MSc students, and 7 researchers. He served as a thesis examiner for 6 PhD students and 10 MSc students. He has a total of 38 journal papers, 36 conference papers, 2 book chapters and one patent. He is currently serving as Associate Editor for the IEEE Access and the IET Renewable Power Generation.

Most research interests for a scientist

  • Smart grids, microgrids
  • Remote isolated grids
  • High penetration of renewable energy resources
  • Integration of electrical energy storage systems.


  • Electrical Power Engineering